1 Samuel 13


The Philistines Wage War with Israel

1[2was a son 3a year 1Saul] in his taking reign, and two years he reigned in Israel. 2And [2chose 3for himself 1Saul] three thousand men from the men of Israel. And there were with Saul two thousand in Michmash, and in the mountain of Beth-el, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. And the rest of the people he sent out, each man unto his tent. 3And Jonathan struck the Nasib of the Philistines, the one in the hill. And [3heard 1the 2Philistines], and Saul trumped the trumpet in all the land, saying, [3disregard us 1The 2servants]. 4And all Israel heard, saying, Saul has smitten the Nasib of the Philistines; and Israel was put to shame by the Philistines. And [3ascended up 1the 2people] after Saul in Gilgal. 5And the Philistines gather together for war against Israel. And they ascend upon Israel for war -- thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand by the edge of the sea in the multitude. And they ascend and camp in Michmash opposite according to the south of Beth-aven. 6And the man of Israel beheld that they were in a strait [2to not lead forward 1for them]; and [3hid 1the 2people] in the caves, and in the lairs, and in the rocks, and in the excavations, and in the pits. 7And the ones passing over, passed over the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. And Saul still was in Gilgal, and all the people were receded after him. 8And he stopped seven days, according to the testimony as Samuel said. And [2did not 3come 1Samuel] unto Gilgal, and [2scattered 1his people] from him.

Saul Sacrifices in Folly

9And Saul said, Lead forward animals so that I should offer a whole burnt-offering, and peace offerings; and he offered the whole burnt-offering. 10And it came to pass as he completed offering the whole burnt-offering, that behold, Samuel arrived. And Saul came forth to meet him, to bless him. 11And Samuel said, What have you done? And Saul said, Because I saw that [3scattered 1the 2people] from me, and you did not come in the testimony of the days as you set in order, and the Philistines were gathered together in Michmash, 12and I said, Now [3shall come down 1the 2Philistines] to me in Gilgal, and the face of the  lord I beseeched not; and I took control myself and offered the whole burnt-offering. 13And Samuel said to Saul, It is folly to you that you kept not my commandment which [2gave charge 3to you 1the  lord]. As the  lord prepared your kingdom over Israel unto the eon. 14And now your kingdom shall not stand with you. And the  lord shall seek for himself a man according to his heart. And the  lord shall give charge to him for ruler over his people, for you did not keep as many things as [3gave charge 4to you 1the 2  lord]. 15And Samuel rose up and went forth from out of Gilgal unto the hill of Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people being found with him, about six hundred men. 16And Saul and Jonathan his son, and the people being found with him, stayed in Gibeah of Benjamin. And the Philistines camped in Michmash. 17And men came forth to destroy out of the field of the Philistines in three companies. The [2company 1one] looking upon the way of Ophrah, towards the land of Shual. 18And [2company 1one] looking upon the way of Beth-horon. And [2company 1one] looking upon the way of Gibeah, the one looking towards Gai, the Zeboim wilderness. 19And a fabricator of iron was not found in all the land of Israel, for [3said 1the 2Philistines], Perhaps [3will make 1the 2Hebrews] a broadsword and spear. 20And [3went down 1all 2Israel] into the land of the Philistines, [2to forge 1for each] his own reaping hook, and his utensil, and each his axe, and his sickle. 21And [3was 1the 2gathering of crops] prepared to harvest. But for the items there was a charge of three shekels for the tooth, and to the axe, and to the sickle; the support camp was the same. 22And it came to pass in the days of the war, that there was not found broadsword and spear in the hand of all the people, of the one with Saul and Jonathan. But it was found with Saul and Jonathan his son. 23And [4went forth 5from 1the support camp 2of the 3Philistines] the place on the other side of Michmash.
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